Nagoya is located in Aichi Prefecture and is a tourist destination characterized by Nagoya Castle and skyscrapers. Nagoya Castle has long been a beloved historical landmark and a symbol of Nagoya. However, Nagoya also offers many other attractive tourist attractions, such as Nagoya meshi (Nagoya rice) and strolling the streets of Sakae.
The following are some of the key points of sightseeing in Nagoya. 1:
1. you can fully enjoy your stay in Nagoya for one night and two days, as you can get around Nagoya's sightseeing spots by subway and bus. We also recommend adding an extra day if you wish to enjoy LEGOLAND® Japan (commonly known as LEGOLAND®) and other attractions. 2.
The best seasons are spring and fall. Summer in Nagoya is hot and humid, so if you are visiting Nagoya for the first time, it is best to avoid summer and visit in spring or fall. In spring, you can enjoy flowers in Meijo Park and Tsurumai Park. In autumn, the Nagoya Festival is held and many events take place.
3. Nagoya-meshi is a culinary culture that should not be missed. Try miso katsu, hitsu-mabushi, Nagoya mornings, and more. In particular, Nagoya mornings come with a sumptuous and delicious breakfast, allowing you to enjoy foods unique to Nagoya. 4.
4. the subway and buses are the main means of transportation to tourist attractions in Nagoya. a one-day pass is convenient and economical. You can also use the sightseeing route bus "Meagle" to efficiently tour Nagoya's attractions.
Nagoya is rich in a variety of sightseeing spots, from historical sights to gourmet cuisine. We hope you will visit Nagoya and enjoy its unique local attractions!
Here are some of Nagoya's most popular tourist spots:
Nagoya Station (Meieki) area: The gateway to Nagoya, the area around Nagoya Station has been undergoing redevelopment in recent years and is home to many high-rise buildings and shopping spots, including JR Central Towers, JP Tower Nagoya "KITTE", the newly renovated "Dainagoya Building", and the underground shopping mall "Esca". Eska," an underground shopping mall, is also convenient for sightseeing and dining. 2.
Sakae: Nagoya's representative downtown area, located two subway stops away from Nagoya Station. Sakae has many shopping and department stores, and is characterized by Ferris wheels and spaceship-like buildings such as Sunshine Sakae and Oasis 21. It is also home to the SKE48 Theater, making it a popular spot for idol fans.
3. Chubu Electric Power Company MIRAI TOWER (former Nagoya TV Tower): Located in Hisaya-odori Park in Sakae, this 180-meter-high tower is a symbol of Nagoya. From the Sky Deck and Sky Balcony, visitors can enjoy views of Nagoya and the surrounding area. 4.
Nagoya Castle: Selected as one of the 100 best castles in Japan, Nagoya Castle is also a special national historic site. Nagoya Castle is famous for its gold shachihoko, and visitors can tour the castle keep and Honmaru Goten (main citadel). The park is maintained as Meijo Park, and the tonarino complex is located next to the castle.
These sights allow visitors to enjoy the charms of Nagoya to the fullest. Enjoy the various elements of Nagoya's history, culture, cuisine, and shopping!
Here are some further sightseeing spots in Nagoya:
1. Kinshachi Yokocho: Located around the castle walls of Nagoya Castle, Kinshachi Yokocho is a food entertainment zone that recreates an Edo castle town. Divided into "Yoshinao Zone" and "Muneharu Zone" named after successive lords of the Tokugawa family, visitors can enjoy Nagoya's gourmet delights. It is a perfect place for a short break from sightseeing at Nagoya Castle, and a visit in the evening is also recommended as it is beautifully illuminated at night.
2. Nagoya City Science Museum: Located in Shirakawa Park in Naka Ward, the Nagoya City Science Museum is a popular spot with the world's largest planetarium. The theme of the science museum is "See, Touch, and Feel," and visitors can experience the joy of science through hands-on exhibits and a planetarium.
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology: This museum operated by the Toyota Group is a popular spot that was ranked No. 1 on TripAdvisor. It is located within walking distance from Nagoya Station, but it is convenient to take the "Meagle" bus, a circular tour bus. Visitors can experience the fun of making things at this museum through demonstration exhibits and workshops.
Osu Shopping Street: Osu Shopping Street, also known as "the town of jostling," is lined with a wide variety of businesses, including B-class gourmet restaurants and Nagoya delicacies, maid cafes, doujin stores, secondhand clothing stores, and entertainment venues. It is a popular spot for experiencing deep Nagoya, and an antique market is held at Osu Kannon on the fair day of each month.
These spots are also places where you can fully enjoy the charms of Nagoya. Enjoy the many facets of Nagoya, including its history, culture, science and technology, and cuisine!
The northern area of Nagoya also offers wonderful sightseeing spots. Below are some of those spots:
1. Tokugawaen: Located in Tokugawa-cho, Higashi-ku, this Japanese garden was built on the site of the former residence of the Owari Tokugawa family. The Tokugawa Art Museum, which exhibits the national treasure "The Tale of Genji Picture Scroll", and the Nagoya City Hoza Bunko are adjacent to the garden. Visitors can enjoy strolling through the garden while admiring the seasonal beauty of nature, and can also enjoy authentic French cuisine at the Nagoya French Garden Restaurant Tokugawaen.
2. Nagoya City Archives: Located in Higashi Ward, the Nagoya City Archives is an important cultural asset characterized by its modern neo-baroque architecture. It has such a retro atmosphere that it has been used as a filming location for movies and TV dramas. Inside the museum, valuable official documents are preserved and displayed. The beauty of the interior and the building alone can be enjoyed.
3. Bantorindome Nagoya (former Nagoya Dome): Located in Higashi Ward, this domed baseball stadium is the home of the popular Chunichi Dragons baseball team. In addition to baseball games, various events such as concerts and trade fairs are also held here. Visitors can enjoy the history of the Chunichi Dragons at the Dragons Museum.
4. Higashiyayama Fruit Park: Located at the foot of Higashiyayama in Moriyama-ku, this park has 15 kinds of orchards including apples and grapes, and a greenhouse for tropical fruit trees. Seasonal harvesting experiences and events are also held, and rare tropical fruit trees can be seen.
By visiting these attractions, visitors can fully enjoy the northern Nagoya area. Nature, history, sports, and fruit parks offer a variety of ways to enjoy the area, making it a great place for travel and sightseeing.
In the eastern Nagoya area, there are attractive spots where you can enjoy nature, history, and culture. The following is a list of those spots:
1. Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden: At Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden in Chikusa Ward, you can meet "Shabani," the famous handsome gorilla. It is a popular spot where visitors can enjoy various attractions such as a zoo, botanical garden, amusement park, and the Higashiyama Sky Tower. The zoo exhibits about 500 species of living creatures and is visited by more than 2.5 million people a year.
2. Kakuozan Nittaiji Temple: The Kakuozan area is known as a town where history and art can be enjoyed together, with cafes and unique stores lining the old streets. Kakuozan Nittaiji is a supra-sectarian temple and an unusual temple built to enshrine the "Shinshari" donated by the Kingdom of Thailand. Kobo Ennichi is held on the 21st of each month, and the temple grounds and approach to the temple are lined with food stalls, creating a lively atmosphere.
By visiting these spots, visitors can experience the diverse attractions of the eastern Nagoya area. The area offers a wide range of things to enjoy, including nature, contact with animals, historical buildings and scenery, and sightseeing spots, so be sure to visit these areas when sightseeing or traveling.
The southern Nagoya area offers historical and cultural shrines, sightseeing spots, and fun amusement facilities. The following is a list of those spots:
1. Atsuta Shrine: This is one of Nagoya's most popular tourist spots and is also known as a power spot. It is also famous for the "Kusanagi Sword," one of the three sacred weapons, which is enshrined here. With over 7 million visitors a year, this shrine is also a special place for those seeking to improve their luck in love.
2. Linear Railroad Museum: This railroad museum operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tokai) exhibits about 40 actual railcars, model trains, driving simulators, and more. It is popular not only among railroad fans, but also as a place where the whole family can enjoy.
3. Nagoya Port Aquarium: Located at the Port of Nagoya Garden Pier, this aquarium allows visitors to learn about the ecology and evolution of various creatures that live in the world's oceans. Visitors can also enjoy events such as dolphin performances.
The museum is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Port of Nagoya Port Building, where you can learn about the role and history of the port and enjoy hands-on exhibits using the latest computer graphics.
4. Antarctic Research Vessel Fuji: The Antarctic Research Vessel Fuji is permanently moored at the Port of Nagoya and is preserved as a museum of Antarctica. The interior of the ship is a recreation of the ship as it was in service, allowing visitors to feel as if they were observers.
5. LEGOLAND® Japan: A LEGO theme park where visitors can enjoy a miniland, attractions and shows that recreate Japanese cityscapes using LEGO bricks. The adjacent "Makerspia" is a commercial facility with a manufacturing theme, offering hands-on facilities and restaurants.
In the southern Nagoya area, visitors can have a fun time while experiencing history and culture. Be sure to visit during your sightseeing or leisure time.